Study Guide

Lugh Sightings

Sightings

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Cath Maige Tuireadh (The Second Battle of Mag Tuiread)

Lugh joins the Tuatha de Danaan and is so good at everything that he earns the nickname of "Samildanach," or "many-gifted." His friends don't want to let him fight because he was so important to them, but Lugh kills his grandfather. That guy just happened to be his enemy, the king of the Fomorians—Balor.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Baile in Scáil: The Phantom's Frenzy

Lugh appears to a king, Conn, and a druid as the most beautiful man alive. He tells them about Conn's own rule and all the future kings and their reigns. He's pretty smart, right?

Dec 20, 2019

Compert con Culainn (The Birth of Cuchulain)

Dechtire, sister of Conchobar, lord of Ulster, visited Lugh in the shape of a bird, along with fifty of her best friends. When Dechtire was finally found, she was preggers. She popped out a handsome baby boy, Cuchulain.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Tain Bo Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley)

When rival kings wanted to steal each other's cattle, guess who stepped in? Lugh's awesome son, Cuchulain. Lugh comes to help Cuchulain heal so he can get back to his battle-ready self.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Lebor Gabala Erenn (The Book of the Takings of Ireland)

Lugh was a handsome baby and was brought up royally—by his foster mom Tailtiu, daughter of the king of Spain. When she died, Lugh, later king of the Tuatha de Danaan, celebrated her wonderful life by throwing a series of games in her honor. Wouldn't every mom like that?

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